Sunday, December 5, 2010

Sunday Musings

Today was a good day.

Troy was very sick and could not attend church with us, but everything else about this day was good.

It was so wonderful to go to church and be uplifted and edified by those around me.

I heard things I needed to hear and feel very blessed.

One of the comments made at church today was the awareness of where our blessings come from and how that in and of itself is a blessing. (Thanks Stephany!)

This is so true for me lately.

I have felt the hand of God in my life and I know that He is with me. Even in my trials. In all my hard days, and in all my good ones too.

It's amazing how much easier everything is to deal with when you know that you are not alone.

I am not alone.

You are not alone.

How much more would we appreciate what we have when we are acutely aware of where the blessings are coming from?

How much more would we appreciate even our trials when we are aware that our Father in Heaven knows us and has crafted each experience for our good?

I am especially glad that I am feeling this way during this crazy busy season.

It's so easy to get caught up in the commercialism of this Christmas season, but right now...I am feeling very aware that this season exists to celebrate the birth of my Savior.

For that I am ever grateful.


Lara said...

Ellie has been keeping her hands on a pass-along card that the missionaries left with us one day. It reads, "Does God really know us?" So she walks around the house, asking, "Does God really know us?" It's been such a conversation starter with the kids and good for a reminder for me too. Sometimes it's so easy to get lost in the details of life that I forget that important truth.

Thanks for the inspiring words today.

Lara said...

Hope Troy feels better.

Hilary said...

And now I feel mildly guilty for not going to church (P was sick).
Ok, nevermind. I don't. :)

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